Join 2015 AASA National Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Philip Lanoue and GSBA Executive Director, Valarie Wilson as they explore the changing role of today’s governance team in helping provide the vision and leadership required for districts to achieve transformational change.
Join Zenda Bowie, director of field services and parliamentarian for the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) as she shares her list of board meeting minutes must-haves, along with some of her best tips.
Taking effective meeting minutes is an important aspect of board management. Not only do minutes provide a historical account of board actions, they help to measure progress against your strategic plan, drive accountability, and can be used as legal protection if necessary.
What does effective board governance look like in practice? Hear from Superintendent, Dr. Curtis Jones of Bibb County Schools, GA as he shares effective, proven board management strategies that have helped the board and district earn top honors in the area of board governance on a state and national level.
When Dr. Curtis Jones joined Bibb County School District in April 2015, he spent his first month visiting area schools and interacting with community members to learn about what was going right, and to hear their suggestions for improving the district.
When Dr. Vic Wilson became the superintendent of Hartselle City Schools in July of 2013, one of his first priorities was to evaluate his new surroundings. Personnel, processes, culture, organizational priorities — all garnered his attention as he began his new leadership role in the Alabama district and helped develop and guide the strategy he would employ to help bring success to the students of Hartselle City Schools.
In order to align to the Missouri Department of Education resource standards, the Grandview Board of Education needed a way to improve their board policy editing, tracking and review process. With the help of SImbli, they created an integrated offering that provided all of their members the use of Simbli’s Policies software.
Barrow County Schools use Simbli’s ‘Core Four’ to manage meetings, strategic planning, board policies, and performance evaluations for the school district.
Facing shrinking budgets and a need to ‘accomplish more with less,’ Forsyth County Schools, GA chose Simbli as their paperless board meetings solution.
With the demands and complexities of public school systems in the 21st century, it is hard to imagine how school districts can continue raising the bar without effective and comprehensive strategic planning. As I talk with…